In a wide-ranging profile of Pence, the magazine pointed out that Trump likes to make sure his vice president is always aware of "who's boss".
Good morning and we hope you had a good weekend because Donald Trump jokingly said that Mike Pence wants to hang all gay people. In a meeting with a legal scholar, Trump allegedly mocked Pence's right-wing Christian beliefs, such as overturning Roe v. Wade and opposing gay rights.
"You see? You've wasted all this time and energy on it, and it's not going to end abortion anyway".
But during one campaign meeting with a legal scholar reported by The New Yorker, Trump made light of Pence's reputation on gay issues - he had signed a tough IN law that was called discriminatory and brought boycotts.
Pence and Trump are two very different men.
When Pence was governor of IN, he signed a religious freedom law that would allow business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people if they felt like their faith was somehow being compromised.More news: Watch the thrilling final trailer for the second season of 'Stranger Things'
At press time Trump had not tweeted a response to the article. There was a major outcry: Activists called for a boycott of the state, businesses canceled conventions and the NCAA criticized Pence's action.
Bottom line: Trump knows that Pence is a right-wing Christian extremist with a faith based hatred for LGBT people, and he thinks it's amusing.
Pence also sidestepped Christie on the decision to hire former National Security Agency director Mike Flynn, who is now a main player in multiple investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
Mayer's whole piece in this week's issue of the New Yorker is worth reading in full. Surprise! Drollinger wrote in 2004 that "women with children at home, who either serve in public office, or are employed on the outside, pursue a path that contradicts God's revealed design for them". Several Trump Cabinet officials have reportedly attended the Bible-study group, including DeVos, Pompeo, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Pence's views on LGBTQ rights have often been sharply criticised for his hardline Conservative values.